This interactive workshop offers an introduction to reading and transcribing letters from the past from UCF’s PRINT project.

The PRINT team invites you to join them for an interactive workshop that offers an introduction to reading and transcribing letters from the past. Participants will learn tips and tricks for deciphering old handwriting and in the process learn about family dynamics in early America. Take a step into the past when you read a 1690s letter from a father to his teenage daughter, who is running the family’s household and is tasked with selling their cider.

UCF’s PRINT – People, Religion, Information Networks, and Travel – project focuses on the dynamics of migration in the early modern world. PRINT is an interdisciplinary project in which faculty and students are creating a portal to the correspondence of religious minorities. PRINT will produce visualizations to illustrate the connections that arose in response to religious persecution and missionary work.

In partnership with Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Franckesche Stiftungen, Library of the Society of Friends, Stadsarchief Amsterdam and Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin.

Hosted by the Department of History and the Center for Humanities and Digital Research 

logos for nine organizations that support the PRINT project

Logos for UCF and Dr. Phillips Center
We extend particular gratitude to the staff and administration of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for their partnership over the past ten years.

Thank You to Our Supporters

Logos for LIFE at UCF, OUC The Reliable One, Florida Arts and Culture, Downtown Orlando, Rockley Family Foundation, and Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies Inc.

Sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • The Judith and David Albertson Endowment in the Arts
  • Cartwright Family Humanities & Arts Endowment
  • Phil and Jane Easterling
  • LIFE at UCF
  • Orlando Downtown Development Board
  • OUC – The Reliable One
  • Women’s Club at UCF, Inc.

Thank You to Our Festival Partners

  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
  • National Young Composers Challenge
  • Orlando Family Stage
  • Orlando Shakes
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
  • UCF College of Health Professions and Sciences
  • UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives
  • UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
  • Winter Park Institute
  • WUCF